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Moore County robbery suspects indicted on murder charges

Posted July 13, 2010

— Four men involved in a robbery at a Moore County convenience store last month now face first-degree murder charges stemming from the death of a man shot while trying to protect his wife.

In addition to murder, a grand jury on Monday indicted Randy Joel Williams, 17, Leroy Richard Medley, 20, Paris Yusef Mack, 17, and Demarcus James Dennison, 18, each on two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and one count of first-degree kidnapping.

Medley was also indicted on one count of accessory after the fact, and Williams was also indicted on one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.

Sheriff's investigators in Moore County said the men robbed the Exxon Short Stop Food Mart in Lakeview on June 28, and shot the store clerk, Grace Kelly, and her husband, Angus Kelly, in the process.

Angus Kelly, 78, died Friday from injuries he received in the shootout. He was buried Tuesday morning.

Investigators said he had been in the parking lot while his 75-year-old wife worked the closing shift at the store. When the men tried to rob her at gunpoint, he fired through the window, wounding Williams.

Grace Kelly was treated for a gunshot wound to the arm and released from the hospital.

Dennison and Medley were each in the Moore County jail Tuesday, being held without bond. Mack and Williams were in jail, each under a $10 million bond.


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  • finesse187 Jul 14, 2010

    @ Gwally, I don't know if these individuals were raised on welfare or not. I wasn't raised on welfare and have worked hard and continue to do so to acquire and keep everything I have. You have some youth whose parent(s) work but they still go out and rob and steal!! They could have found others legal ways to get their money!!

  • jpeditor Jul 14, 2010

    "the odds are that they would not have harmed Mrs. Kelly."

    There is no "social compact" with criminals. Look up and read "Nation of Cowards".

    Mr. Kelly died a hero, but he died knowing his wife was not harmed.

  • ccs1920 Jul 14, 2010

    I'm a retired LEO. I too believe that it was a mistake for Mr. Kelly to shoot. We'll never know but the odds are that they would not have harmed Mrs. Kelly. Under different circumstances I would say shoot until you run out of bullets.

  • kingtee76 Jul 14, 2010

    these kids should be punished and treated as adults. There is no excuse for the events taking place now days. However, i DO NOT believe Mr Kelly is a hero for his actions. I think he escalated the situation by shooting in the store. I sincerely believe they would have just taken the money and left, thats probably why they picked the store with an old lady working,little to no resistance. What's done is done and i hope these 4 spend PLENTY of nights in prison for such a senseless murder

  • map1agmachining Jul 14, 2010

    Hopefully these 4 outstanding individuals of society will get more than a slap on the wrist. I believe in Karma and wish them the best.
    RIP Mr. Kelly

  • rhowerton Jul 13, 2010

    Mr. Kelly RIP We Will Miss U Dearly

  • Lead by Example Jul 13, 2010

    Using deadly force against armed robbers is always a judgement call, I for one applaud anyone that fights back. When victims don't resist there is the chance that they won't be hurt or killed, but then again there is always the chance of being slaughtered like Eve Carson.

  • GWALLY Jul 13, 2010

    ..."just because individuals are to LAZY TO GET A J.O.B!!!

    When you are raised off of welfare checks provided by the government you quickly learn that there is NO reason to get a job...the liberal entitlement democrats will support your sorry beehine!!!

  • finesse187 Jul 13, 2010

    My heart goes out to the Kelly family! After hearing Mr. Kelly had died I knew these individuals would be charged with murder! It angers me all the robbery and killing going on just because individuals are to LAZY TO GET A J.O.B!!!

  • grasshopperrtp2 Jul 13, 2010

    I am totally convinced that they would have killed Mrs Kelly.She was an easy target.I would give anything to be a member of that jury!!